2018 Program Archive

Diocese of Reno
Annual Conference
Nugget Casino Resort
Sparks, NV

“Keep Your Eyes on Me – Manten tus ojos en Mi”
January 4, 2018 to January 6, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Theology on Tap (ages 18-39)

Friday, January 5, 2018

8:00 – 11:30 am
Catholic School Teacher In-Service

11:00 am
General Registration

11:30 am
Exhibits Open

Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 1

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Session 2

6:30 pm
Welcome/Keynote

8:00 pm
Concert

Saturday January 6, 2018

8:00 am
General Registration & Exhibits Open

9:00 am
Morning Praise & Celebration

10:00 – 11:15 am
Session 3

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Luncheon – (pre-ordered $16.50 deadline to order 12-18-17)

1:00 – 2:15 pm
Session 4

2:15 – 2:45 pm
Visit Exhibits & Cookie Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Session 5

4:30 pm
Liturgy

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Rise Up Young Church (grades 6-12)

Father Tom’s Workshop’s:

2-04 – And God Saw That All God Was Doing Was Very Good!
“Keep your eyes on me When you’re lost in the dark”
The Bible begins with the beautiful and transforming narrative of God delighting in the World God creates. We pause to reflect on what it is that God sees. The Psalm prays, “In your light, O God, we see light!” (Psalm 36: 9). We will explore what it means to be seen by God and see like God. *Keep Your Eyes On Me, Tim McGraw Lyrics

3-01 – Can You See Anything?
“Keep your eyes on me when it hurts too much to see”
Since Jesus sees what God sees (John 5: 19), we will walk with Jesus exploring what Jesus sees as he encounters the poor, afflicted, and marginalized of this world. Disciples of Jesus are called to see with the sight of the Lord. Our eyes are blessed with the baptismal insight of compassion for all beings as exemplified by Jesus. What might it mean to see with the heart and eyes of Jesus? *Keep Your Eyes On Me, Tim McGraw Lyrics

5-01 – Do You see this woman?
“Keep your eyes on me when you can’t find your way home”
Lifted high on the Cross, Jesus sees the world from a new vantage point. We are tempted to shut our eyes in grief but the Master would have us see the beginning of a new way of being and living. We gaze upon the crucified to be transformed into a Community of Seers who will never again shut our eyes to the needs and hurts of others. *Keep Your Eyes On Me, Tim McGraw Lyrics

For More Information and to Register Click here or go to:

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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

Women’s Retreat for Amador County Locals

January 5-7, 2018
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St. Catherines Parish
Morgan Hill, CA

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 15, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Chaplaincy Institute
Berkeley, CA

January 17, 2017
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Interfaith Spirituality
Women Mystics

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THREE RETREAT EVENINGS
ST. THERESA OF AVILA
CARSON CITY, NV

JANUARY 22, 2018

THE GOSPEL IN THE GOSPEL
A WINTER EVENING OF PRAYER

REFLECTION ONE
THE JOURNEY TO THE “OTHER” SIDE OF THE LAKE
ST. MARK 5: 1-20
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE GENTLE TOUCH
ST. MARK 5: 25-34

EVENING TWO
JANUARY 23, 2018

COME LET US GO AWAY BY OURSELVES TO A LONELY PLACE
WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE AND YOU CAN REST
(REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK CHAPTER SIX)

REFLECTION ONE
LET US BREAK AWAY FROM HERE AND GO TO A PLACE
WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE AND YOU CAN REST
ST. MARK 6: 1-31
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND
ST. MARK 6: 32-44


EVENING THREE
JANUARY 24, 2018

THE CHILDREN’S BREAD
(REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK CHAPTERS SIX, SEVEN AND EIGHT)

REFLECTION ONE
THEY DID NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF THE BREAD
ST. MARK 6: 45-56
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE CHILDREN’S BREAD
Mark 7: 24-30

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THE FREMONT SCRIPTURE SERIES
St. Joseph’s Church – Fremont, CA

The 2018 Monday Evening Scripture Series

Exploring the Hebrew Bible

Our yearlong Hebrew Bible Study will serve as an introduction to the literature of the Bible.  Our primary goal will be to explore the Sacred Literature of the Bible as it would have been understood in the time of its composition.  These are the narratives that have influenced the history of humankind and formed the moral and religious understandings of countless peoples. 

PART ONE – The Torah

January 29, 2018
Exploring the “pre-history” of Genesis (Chapters 1-11)

February 5, 2018
The Abraham and Sarah Story

February 12, 2018
The Story of Jacob and Rachel

February 19, 2018
The Story of Joseph and his brothers

 
PART TWO – The Prophets

April 9, 2018
Overview of the Prophets

April 16, 2018
The Prophets and the Rise and Fall of the Kingdom of Israel

April 23, 2018
The Prophets and the Destruction of the Temple

April 30, 2018
 The Idea of Messiah

PART THREE – The Writings

June 25, 2018
The Five Megillot (The Scrolls)

July 2, 2018
The Wisdom Literature

July 9, 2018
The Psalms

July 16, 2018
The Rise Second Temple Judaism

PART FOUR – The Intertestimental Period 

October 8, 2018
Presenting the “Crucible Period”

October 15, 2018
A Very populated Universe of Angels and Demons

October 22, 2018
The Story of the Maccabees and Hanukah 

October 29, 2018
The Roman Occupation
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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION
CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

THE 2018 SERIES
REFLECTIONS ON THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK
THURSDAYS MORNINGS – 10:00 am – 12 NOON

 THE LENTEN SERIES

The First Chapter of Mark’s Gospel sets the stage for the unfolding of the entire Gospel.  The Story of the Baptizer, for example, continues into Chapters 6 and 12.  The Call to discipleship is not clear until Chapter 1: 1-8.  Our three week study will explore the narrative threads that run throughout the Gospel.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS – RADICAL INCARNATION 

FEBRURARY 15, 2018
THE CENTRALITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIZER IN THE LIFE OF JESUS

MARCH 1, 2018
THE CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP


THE SPRING SERIES

 The Miracles of Jesus signify the coming of the Kin-dom of God.  The miracles of the Kin-dom are reflected in the parables of the Kin-dom’s arrival.  Life itself is the greatest parable.  We will explore the parables of Jesus who is the master of seeing God in every twist and turn of life.

MAY 3, 2018
A PROFILE IN MIRACLES

MAY 17, 2018
THE PARABLES OF THE KIN-DOM OF GOD

MAY 31, 2018
THE SPECIAL CASE OF MARK 5

 THE SUMMER SERIES

 We remember Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread.  The Feeding Miracles, as portrayed in the Gospel of Mark, give us powerful insights into the nature of the Sacraments and the necessity for Gospel outreach to the poor.

JULY 5, 2018
THE FEEDING SCENES IN CONTEXT

JULY 19, 2018
THE FEEDING OF THE 5000 / THE FEEDING OF THE 4000 

AUGUST 2, 2018
THE AFTERMATH OF THE FEEDING MIRACLES
 

THE ADVENT SERIES

As our Series comes to a close, we prepare for the new liturgical year and its readings from the Gospel of St. Luke.  We begin our exploration of Luke by revisiting the beloved narratives concerning the Birth of Jesus.

NOVEMBER 15, 2018
PREPARING FOR THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE

NOVEMBER 29, 2018
REVISITING MARY AND ELIZABETH

DECEMBER 6, 2018
REVISITING THE MANGER

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INSTITUTE-OF-THE-PASSION-lenten-Series-2018

 

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
EDITH’S PROGRAM – THE ANTIOCH INTEEFAITH CENTER
TEN SUNDAY AFTERNOONS
4:00 pm

 

THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK
THE GALILEAN EXCURSIONS OF THE ONE PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL OF GOD
STUDIES IN MARK 1:1  and 14-15

 

February 4, 2018

THE DYNAMICS OF THE BAPTISM OF JESUS (MARK 1: 9-13)
IS THE KEY TEXT II CORINTHIANS 5: 21?

 

MARCH 4, 2018

THE SUB-NARRATIVE PLOT OF JOHN THE BAPTIZER
(THE IMPLICATIONS OF MARK 11: 27-33)

 

APRIL 22, 2018

THE HEART OF JESUS
THE IMPLICATIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE OF MARK 1: 40-45

 

MAY 20, 2018

THE GREAT DISPUTE of MARK 2:1 – 3:6
THE POWERS OF DESTRUCTION CONFRONT THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL OF GOD

 

JUNE 17, 2018

THE PARABLES OF THE KIN-DOM OF GOD (MARK 4: 1-34)
THE CROSS OF DESTRUCTION AS THE PARABLE OF LIFE

 

JULY 15, 2018

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LAKE GALILEE IN THE WORK OF JESUS (MARK 4:35-41)
PROCLAMING THE GOSPEL OF GOD WITHOUT WALLS, BOUNDARIES, OR BORDERS

 

AUGUST 19, 2018

THE GOSPEL WITHIN THE GOSPEL – A STUDY OF MARK 5

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

FRAMING THE FEEDING NARRATIVES OF MARK 6-7-8
THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE-THOUSAND “MEN” (MARK 6: 1 – 7: 23)

 

OCTOBER 14, 2018

THE FRAMING OF THE FEEDING OF THE FOUR-THOUSAND “PEOPLE” (MARK 7: 24 – 8: 26)
THE WOMAN CLAIMS HER DIGNITY, FINDS HER VOICE, AND DEMANDS JUSTICE (MARK 7: 24-30)

 

DECEMBER 2, 2018

OUR ADVENT EVENING OF REFLECTION
A STUDY OF MARK 3: 31-35 IN CONTEXT

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St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

The 2018 Spring Program
February 26,  March 5, 19,  April 2

 EXPLORING THE COURAGE AND WISDOM OF MARY MAGDALENE
DISCERNING THE NATURE OF DISCIPLESHIP

 PART ONE

What does it mean to follow after Jesus?
We will explore the Early Christian understanding of discipleship
introducing the model and example of Mary of Magdalene
The Apostle to the Apostles
Insights from the Liturgical Traditions

 PART TWO

Exploring the Model of Discipleship
An Exploration of the Gospel in a Person
Mary Magdalene According to the Synoptic Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John

 PART THREE

What is the Nature of the Feminine Mystical Tradition?
Mary Magdalene According to the Early Traditions
The Witness of the Early Church

 PART FOUR

The Future of Discipleship in the Global Community of Jesus
Is Mary Magdalene an example of the emerging Global Discipleship?
Revisiting Matthew 25: 31-46

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 Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project

Pittsburg, CA  /  Tri-Valley-Livermore, CA  /  Pine Grove, CA

The Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

February 6, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interfaith Discussion of the Issues of the Day

For more information, contact
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. at 925 787-9279 or [email protected]
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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
9085 Calvine Road
Sacramento, CA 95829

 THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN
A Survey of St. John 1-12 / Some Interfaith Reflections

Four Fridays from 10:30 am until 12 Noon

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

 

Our four part series will survey the Gospel of St. John exploring the richness of this Gospel as an example and model of how we might engage the complex World in which we live.   We will be inspired by Jesus, the Word made flesh, who will shepherd us in the ways of Wisdom.  We will explore the interconnectedness of St. John’s Gospel to the Faith Traditions of humankind.

 

FEBRUARY 9, 2018 – THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US (John 1)

 

We will explore the basic outline of the Gospel of St. John paying close attention as to how this Gospel unfolds in the life and worship of the Church. 

 

MARCH 9, 2018 – FROM CANA TO CANA (John 2-3-4))

 

The Wedding Feast at Cana, the Temple incident in Jerusalem, the encounter with the Samaritan Women, and, finally, the Cure of the Official Son / Slave all occur as Jesus travels from “Cana to Can.”  The full range of the work of the “word made Flesh” unfolds  as we journey with Jesus.  

 

APRIL 20, 2018 – THE CONFLICTS OVER GIVING SIGHT TO THE BLIND (John 9)

 

Following a note on John 5 we will explore this wonderful and transformative narrative which celebrates the courage of the blind man who can “now see” not only with his eyes but his heart.  Even as he suffers rejection, our newly sighted friend seeks to follow after Jesus no matter what the consequences.

 

MAY 18, 2018 – THE UNTYING OF LAZARUS (John 11)

 

In a most ironic twist, those threatened by the new life Jesus gives want Jesus destroyed!  This episode basically concludes the first part of St. John’s Gospel giving us pause to explore the consequences and blessings of following after Jesus in all we say and do.  

 A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

TRI-VALLEY, LIVERMORE, CA  /  EVERGREEN – PINE GROVE, CA  /  PEACE CENTER – ANTIOCH, CA

[email protected]
interfaithpeaceproject.org
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Presented by
Embracing Diversity and Interfaith Interconnect

Asbury United Methodist Church
4743 East Ave.
Livermore, CA

The event is planned as a peaceful, positive, family-friendly, non-partisan gathering to demonstrate and celebrate the vibrant diversity we enjoy in the Tri-Valley and beyond, and to stand in solidarity with those among us who feel vulnerable.

“Formal” speeches and group singing will open the event at 1:30. Afterwards,  attendees may choose from a variety of activities: visit information tables and tables of Native American crafts, write a personal message for the peace pole, make signs and valentines, write your personal immigration story, participate in a small group discussion, and more! Ethnic dancers will perform in the fellowship hall.

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ASH WEDNESDAY DAY OF PRAYER

ENCOUNTERING JESUS CRUCIFIED

February 14, 2018,  9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M

Ash Wednesday is a privileged time of interior pilgrimage towards God who is the fount of love and mercy, a pilgrimage in which He himself accompanies us, sustaining us on our way towards the intense joy of Easter. This day marks the beginning of the Church’s observance of the Lenten season—six weeks that are set apart for the purpose of drawing closer to God and seeking him with greater intensity. Come join us to engaging in prayer and reflection to become more finely attuned to our longing for God so we can seek him with all our hearts.  Begin our Lenten journey by saying something honest to God and reflecting on what you might “give up” or rearrange in order to create more space and passion for this most important relationship.

Presented by
Fr.Tom Bonacci, C.P. & Fr.Giltus Mathias C.P.

* Registration starts at 9.30 A.M
* Sacrament of Penance Following the Liturgy in the afternoon
* Fee: $40 Includes Lunch

More information or to register click here

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Presented by: Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

Muslim Community Center/East Bay
5724 W. Las Positas Blvd. Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA

February Religion Chat

This month’s topic: “What behaviors will get you thrown out of your religion? How has it changed through the years?” Speakers are Christopher Andrus, M.Div., a member of Canyon Creek Presbyterian, San Ramon (Presbyterian Church in America), and Ken Black, Livermore Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The program will take place from 5:00–6:00 in Suite #100. There is ample parking in the adjoining parking lot.
 
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. to encourage attendees to visit with each other.  As always, this event is free of charge and open to all.
 
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
 
Family retreat (Family from Los Angeles)
Feb 17-19 Friday 3:00pmMonday 11:00am
 

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THREE RETREAT EVENINGSREFLECTIONS ON THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK
ST. MARIA GORETTI
ELK GROVE, CAFEBRUARY 20, 2018THE HEART OF JESUSREFLECTION ONE
PROCLAIMING THE KINGDOM OF GOD
ST. MARK 1: 1-28
REFLECTION TWO
THE BROKENNESS OF THE HEART OF JESUS
ST. MARK 1: 29-45EVENING TWO
FEBRUARY 21, 2018THE WORLDWIDE MINISTRY OF HEALING
(REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK CHAPTER FOUR AND FIVE)REFLECTION ONE
THE CROSSING OF THE LAKE / THE LORD OF THE STORM / MASTER OF THE SEA
MARK 4: 35-41

REFLECTION TWO
THE HEALINGS OF JESUS / PRAYERFUL WORDS / GENTLE TOUCH / LOVING EMBRACE
MARK 5: 1-43


EVENING THREE
FEBRUARY 22, 2018

COME LET US GO AWAY BY OURSELVES TO A LONELY PLACE
WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE AND YOU CAN REST
(REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK CHAPTER SIX)

REFLECTION ONE
LET US BREAK AWAY FROM HERE AND GO TO A PLACE
WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE AND YOU CAN REST
ST. MARK 6: 1-31
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND / YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT
ST. MARK 6: 32-44

THE MORNING SCHEDULE

February 20 – 23, 2018

MORNING LITURGY

COFFEE

SCRIPTURE STUDY AND PRAYER
(DIFFERENT FROM THE EVENING SERVICE)

JESUS – THE REVELATION OF GOD’S HEART

TUESDAY – HOW TO READ THE BIBLE WITH A PRAYERFUL HEART
SOME REFLECTIONS ON LUKE 4:16-30
DIRECTED MEDITATION

WEDNESDAY – THE FATHER OF JESUS / THE HEART OF GOD REVEALED
REFLECTIONS ON LUKE 7: 11-17 AND THE PRAYER OF JESUS
DIRECTED MEDITATION

THURSDAY – REFLECTIONS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS IN THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
THIS DAY YOU WILL BE IN PARADISE WITH ME!
DIRECTED MEDITATION

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE CHRIST THE KING RETREAT PASSIONIST CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

(925) 787-9278
[email protected]
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St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

The 2018 Spring Program
February 26,  March 5, 19,  April 2

EXPLORING THE COURAGE AND WISDOM OF MARY MAGDALENE
DISCERNING THE NATURE OF DISCIPLESHIP

PART ONE

What does it mean to follow after Jesus?
We will explore the Early Christian understanding of discipleship
introducing the model and example of Mary of Magdalene
The Apostle to the Apostles
Insights from the Liturgical Traditions

PART TWO

Exploring the Model of Discipleship
An Exploration of the Gospel in a Person
Mary Magdalene According to the Synoptic Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John

PART THREE

What is the Nature of the Feminine Mystical Tradition?
Mary Magdalene According to the Early Traditions
The Witness of the Early Church

PART FOUR

The Future of Discipleship in the Global Community of Jesus
Is Mary Magdalene an example of the emerging Global Discipleship?
Revisiting Matthew 25: 31-46

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Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project

Pittsburg, CA  /  Tri-Valley-Livermore, CA  /  Pine Grove, CA

The Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA
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Presented by the Tri-Valley Centerd
Livermore, CA

PURIM CELEBRATION

TRI-VALLEY CULTURAL JEWS
(925) 371-8585

SUNDAY, MARCH 4
10:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

BOTHWELL ARTS CENTER
2466 8th Street
Livermore, CA 94550

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LENTEN MISSION RETREAT PROGRAM

THREE LENTEN EVENINGS & MORNINGS

ST. JOSEPH’S BASILICA (Evenings)
1109 Chestnut
Alameda, CA
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT (Tuesday & Thursday Mornings)
1022 Holly Street
Alameda, CA
ST. BARNABAS CHURCH (Wednesday Morning)
1427 6th Street
Alameda, CA

Evenings: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mornings: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

EVENING ONE
MARCH 6, 2018

OUR LADY OF THE GOSPEL
A LENTEN EVENING OF PRAYER

REFLECTION ONE
THE ANGEL OF THE LORD DECLARED TO MARY
ST. LUKE 1: 39-45
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE LORD HAS LOOKED UPON ME
ST. LUKE 1: 46-5

EVENING TWO
MARCH 7, 2018

COME LET US GO AWAY BY OURSELVES TO A LONELY PLACE
WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE AND YOU CAN REST
(REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK CHAPTER SIX)

REFLECTION ONE
LET US BREAK AWAY FROM HERE AND GO TO A PLACE
WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE AND YOU CAN REST
MARK 6: 1-31
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND
MARK 6: 32-44


EVENING THREE
MARCH 8, 2018

THE CHILDREN’S BREAD
(REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK CHAPTERS SIX, SEVEN AND EIGHT)

REFLECTION ONE
THEY DID NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF THE BREAD
MARK 6: 45-56
SELECTED READINGS

REFLECTION TWO
THE CHILDREN’S BREAD
Mark 7: 24-30

 

THREE LENTEN MORNINGS
MARCH 6, 7, 8, 2018

MORNING MASS
REFRESHMENTS
BIBLICAL PRESENTATIONS

MARCH 6, 2018 – TUESDAY
THE HEART OF JESUS
REFLECTIONS ON MARK 1: 1-45

MARCH 7, 2018 – WEDNESDAY
THE WORK OF JESUS
REFLECTIONS MARK 2:1 – 3:6

MARCH 8, 2018 – THURSDAY
THE GOSPEL WITHIN A GOSPEL
REFLECTIONS MARK 5: 1-43

Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
THE CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

Mailing Address:
40 Bailey Road  #301
Pittsburg, CA 93565

[email protected]

alameda mission March 2018

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School of Applied Theology
5890 Birch Court – Berkeley

March 12, 2018

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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St. Theresa Catholic Church
30 Mandalay Road
Oakland, CA 94618
 
Parish Lenten Retreat
Evenings: March 12 – 15, 2018
Mornings: March 13 – 15, 2018
8:30 am Mass
9:15 am Scripture Study
7:00 pm Presentation in the Church
MONDAY
MARCH 12 2018
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER SERVICE
7:00 pm
TO LIVE IS CHRIST
Philippians 1: 21

 Christ enables us to live in him all that he himself lived, and he lives it in us.  “By his Incarnation, he, the Son of God, has in a certain way united himself with each person.”  We are called only to become one with him, for he enables us as the members of his Body to share in what he lived for us in his flesh as our model.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 521

FIRST REFLECTION – THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
REFLECTIONS ON II CORINTHIANS 5: 21

SECOND REFLECTION – THE BROKEN HEART OF JESUS
REFLECTIONS ON LUKE 7: 11-17

TUESDAY
MARCH 13, 2018
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER SERVICE
7:00 pm

THE GREATEST AMONG YOU SERVES THE LEAST
Matthew 23: 11

The mysteries of Christ’s life are the foundations of what he would henceforth dispense in the sacraments through the ministers of his Church, for “what was visible in our Savior has been passed over into the sacraments” (Saint Leo the Great, Sermon, 74, 2).

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FIRST REFLECTION – THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE-THOUSAND
REFLECTIONS ON MARK 6: 31-44

 SECOND REFLECTION – THE LORD’S SUPPER
REFLECTIONS ON JOHN 13: 1-15

WEDNESDAY
MARCH 14, 2018
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER SERVICE
7:00 pm

THE GREATER LOVE
John 15: 13

When we believe in Jesus Christ, partake of his mysteries and keep his commandments, the Savior himself comes to love in us, his Father and his brethren, our Father and our brethren.  His person becomes, through the Spirit, the living and interior rule of our activity.

 CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 2074

FIRST REFLECTION – THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE-THOUSAND
REFLECTIONS ON JOHN 16: 12-22

 SECOND REFLECTION – THE SELF-GIVING OF THE LORD
REFLECTIONS ON MARK 15: 22-41  

 THURSDAY
MARCH 15, 2018
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE
7:00 pm

As we become more and more aware of our interdependence on one another and all creation, we gather in the presence of God to celebrate, receive, and share in the mercy and love of God.  We call to mind that nothing in this World is beyond the redemption and love of God.

REFLECTION – UNLESS YOU FORGIVE
SOME THOUGHTS INSPIRED BY MARK 11: 26
THE MUTUALITY OF FORGIVENESS

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE:

 CREATION

 How majestic is your name, O God, through all creation!
I look up at your heavens, shaped by your fingers,
At the moon and the stars you set firm –
Who and what are we that you spare a thought for us,
children of humanity that you so care for us?

                                                                                           PSALM 8

SELF

Look at the birds of the air.
They do not sow or reap or gather into barns;
yet your heavenly God feeds them.
Are you not worth much more than they?

                                                                                                       MATTHEW 6:26

 OTHERS

 I say to you, always treat others as you would have them treat you;
that is the Law and the Prophets.
MATTHEW 7:32

GOD

Where shall I go, O Lord, to escape your Spirit?
Where shall I flee from your presence?
If I fly to the heights of the heavens you are there,
if I plunge to the depths of the earth,
even there, your hand will guide me.
Your presence will never abandon me.

                                                                                                                          Psalm 139

 

  MORNING PROGRAM

 MARCH 13, 14, 15, 2018
MASS
REFRESHMENTS
BIBLE STUDY

THE MOTHER OF THE WORD MADE FLESH

 TUESDAY – MARCH 13, 2018
THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH – JOHN 1: 14

 WEDNESDAY – MARCH 14, 2018
THE HOUR HAS NOT YET COME – JOHN 2: 1-12

 THURSDAY – MARCH 15, 2018
STANDING BY THE CROSS – JOHN 19: 25-27

 

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
(925) 787-9279
[email protected]
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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

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St. Vincent DePaul Annual Retreat Day
All Saints Catholic Church
Hayward, CA

Frederic Ozanam and Social Justice
We are Vincentians

March 17, 2018
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St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church
7200 Auburn Folsom Road – Granite Bay, CA

RCIA Retreat Day
March 25, 2018
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

Interfaith Spirituality in Our Time

March 26, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

For More Information Contact

[email protected]
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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Holy Week Triduum Retreat
March 29 – April 1, 2018

Holy Week Retreat 2018

HOLY WEEK RETREAT (TRIDUUM)

“I AM AMONG  YOU AS ONE WHO SERVES” MK: 10:45

In these Holy days leading up to Easter, Christ invites us to share in His passion and recognize the great act of love that it is. He invites us to participate in His Pascal Mystery,  calling out to our Merciful Father as He did in the Garden of Gethsemane. He asks that we walk with Him and help to bare the cross of love and sorrow. Allow Christ to “open the scriptures” in your heart during this Holy Week Retreat.

We will take time for silence, prayer, words of wisdom, and revelation. The retreat begins with  dinner at 6:00 P.M. on Holy Thursday and ends with brunch following Easter Sunday Mass. Requested fee: $275 per person single occupancy; $225 per person shared. Price includes 3 nights accommodation plus all meals and programs.

*On Good Friday there will be solemn Celebration of the Stations of the Cross at 10 AM open to Public.

*You are welcome to attend one or all the four days. Each day has presentations/conferences apart from
liturgy. Prices are below and reservations are greatly appreciated.

*You are welcome to attend all of the four Triduum Liturgy services – there is no cost.

CLICK HERE for flyer/form for all 4 days
CLICK HERE for flyer/form for individual days
CLICK HERE to Register

For More Information:
Contact Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center

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ACC Senior Services
7334 Park City Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831

Continuing the Conversation:
What Happens After We Die?

April 5, 2018
3;30 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel discussion made up of different faith and hospice leaders exploring beliefs on what happens after death. The event will be followed by an optional one-hour class with guidance on filling out your advance care directives.

RSVP by calling (916) 393-9026 or emailing [email protected]

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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
April 12, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Spirituality in Our Times
Presented by
Fr. Tom Bonacci and Melissa Granchi
Dialogues about emerging ideas in our culture and connecting them to spirituality.
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
 
April 14-15
Sat 10:00am– Sunday 12:00pm
 
Mens Rights of Passage Council Meeting and Couples Retreat
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School of Applied Theology
Berkeley, CA
Emerging Global Consciousness
April 23, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
April 24, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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St. Francis Parish
Sacramento, CA

April 25, 2018
7:00 PM

To See the World through the Eyes of Jesus
Ladato Si
 
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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
WINGS
1315 Lomitas Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550April  26, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Who Is Jesus and Why Do So Many Love Him?
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
 
April 29 – 30
Sunday 4:00pmMonday 10:00am
 
IPP Board Meeting and retreat
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
May 1, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conversations in Contemporary Spirituality

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Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center
660 Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Reno First United Methodist Retreat
May 4-6, 2018

CELEBRATING OUR PAST – BUILDING OUR FUTURE
PROCLAIMING A YEAR OF JUBILEE FROM THE LORD
REJOICING IN THE SPIRIT OF JESUS

 

Our Retreat Program is inspired by Luke 4: 16-21.   This powerful episode reveals in the mission of Jesus in terms of Isaiah 61: 1-3.  Jesus is filed with the Spirit as he understands himself to have an uncompromising commission to proclaim the Good News to the poor of every type.  We will joyfully explore the implications of Isaiah 61: 1-3 as present in Luke 4: 1-21 as a model for how we might be disciples of Jesus in the contemporary Church and World.   We will develop our Retreat by emphasizing five aspects based on the Gospel of Luke:  

  1. Introducing Luke / Acts of Apostles as one grand work of the Spirit
      EXPLORING A GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING OF PENTECOST
  1. Joining Jesus in the Synagogue of Nazareth (The Implications of Luke 4: 16)
    THE WORD OF GOD IS IN YOUR HEART
  1. Reading the Scripture with Jesus (Exploring Isaiah 61: 1-3)
    JESUS PROCLAIMS THE WORD – THE COURAGE TO LISTEN
  1. Following Jesus on the road to Jerusalem (Living the implications of Luke 4: 18-19)
    THE CHURCH AS A FORGIVING, LOVING, WELCOMING COMMUNITY
  1. Being Jesus for others (Probing the implications of Luke 10: 16 in light of Luke 4: 21)
    WALKING WITH OTHERS ON THE EMMAUS ROAD

We will enter with Jesus into the Synagogue of our hearts.  There Jesus will do for us what he once did for his disciples.  Jesus will proclaim the Word in thought, action and proclamation.  Transformed and transfixed, we come to realized we are being led by the Spirit to be the Word and Touch of Jesus to everyone we meet.  We will become aware of the Spirit working in the World, the Churches, the Peoples of all Faiths, and in our hearts. 

Also we gather to honor and celebrate all those in our faith community who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith.  We will commit ourselves to follow their good example and courage of faith as we continue to proclaim the Gospel in renewed ways for the sake of all people.

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road  #301
Pittsburg, CA 94565

interfaithpeaceproject.org
[email protected]
(925) 787-9279

To Register contact First United Methodist Church
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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

PLEASANTON PREMIERE

Q & A following

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

Lynnewood United Methodist Church
4444 Black Avenue,
Pleasanton, CA

For information (925) 846-0221

Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were ncarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times.

Screening co-sponsored by: Lynnewood UMC Wider Welcome Committee

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
THE BRENTWOOD SERIES

THE APOLOGY TO EVE
Four Reflections on the Biblical Eve
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

FOUR WEDNESDAYS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

MAY 9, 2018
THE DYING OF THE GODDESS IN HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS
THE BEGINNINGS OF EVE

MAY 16, 2018
THE BIRTH OF OUR MOTHER EVE
THE SIGNS OF THE GODDESS RISING

MAY 23, 2018
THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM
ENCOUNTERING A DANGEROUS PARADISE

MAY 30, 2018
PARADISE LOST
WOMAN’S VOICE IS BORN IN THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED
BEYOND PARADISE


EACH PROGRAM WILL HAVE A SUMMARY TO KEEP THE TOPIC IN FOCUS.
THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS.
WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR HOME-BASED DISCUSSIONS AND PROGRAMS. 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US.

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA

(925) 787-9279
[email protected]
interfaithpeceproject.org
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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

Rumi – A Message For Our Times

Join Sidi Feraidoon Mojadedi in the last one of this 4 week session as he shares stories from Rumi that can be used as  a message for our times. A unique opportunity to learn from  one of the most well-known and respected community activists, lecturers, and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register for free at srvic.org/rumi-a-message.
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THE CASTRO VALLY PROGRAM
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNETIONS PROGRAM

A HOME-BASED PROGRAM
With Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

FIVE TUESDAY EVENINGS
Apostolic Exhortation, Mary Magdalene and Some Thoughts on Advent
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MAY 15, 2018
Introduction and Overview
Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate of Pope Francis
On The Call To Holiness In Today’s World

JUNE 19, 2018
The Rise of Women’s Voice in Our Time
Reflections on Mary Magdalene
Surprising Developments in 2015

JULY 17, 2018
A Canonical Exploration of the First Apostle
The Synoptic Tradition and Witness
The Witness of the Fourth Gospel

AUGUST 21, 2018
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene as Teacher and Healer
The Witness of the Early Christian Traditions

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
The Apostle to the Apostles
Re-reading Luke 7: 36-49
The Anointer of Us All

OCTOBER 16, 2018
Reflections on the Advent Season
The Lord Shall Come to All People
The Radical Openness of the Disciples of Jesus
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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
An Interfaith Connections Program

St. Joseph’s Church
Fremont, CA

May 21, 2018
Monday Evening
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

REJOICE AND BE  GLAD

Pope Francis has just released a new and important Apostolic Exaltation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) on the call to Holiness. With this Apostolic Letter, Pope Francis teaches in the vain the Second Vatican Council which celebrated the Church’s Universal Call to Holiness. The Pope reflects on the life of Saints known and unknown recognizing the great and humble example of so many people like ourselves.

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA


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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

Private Family Retreat

May 25 – 28, 2018
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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

Compassion in Islam: A Talk by Karen Armstrong

Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:

HUB925
5341 Owens Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588

 

Karen Armstrong is among the most original and inclusive speakers on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including A History of God, and sought-after talks examine the differences and the profound similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and their impact on world events. In this talk, Karen will discuss the relationship between Divine and human compassion in the Islamic tradition.

 

To purchase tickets visit https://www.hub-foundation.org/event/karen-armstrong.

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MERCY CENTER AUBURN
Auburn, CA

STUDIES IN THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN
Saturdays
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

May 26, 2018 – Saturday
THE WISDOM OF THE WORD
Exploring the First Chapter of St. John’s Gospel

God speaks in The Flesh and Blood of Jesus.  The Prophetic and Wisdom Traditions of the Hebrew Scripture merge in the First Eighteen Verses of St. John’s Gospel affording us an  opportunity to explore the Biblical Theology of the Word made Flesh. 

July 14, 2018 – Saturday
FOLLOWING THE LAMB OF GOD IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD
The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

St. John’s Gospel portrays John the Baptizer as the Best Man at the wedding Feast of the Lamb of God who is identified as Jesus from Galilee.  This stunning proclamation and imagery propels the Narrative of St. John’s Gospel.  The disciples of Jesus, those invited to the wedding, are invited to follow Jesus even to the Cross which proves to be their breakpoint.  We pause at the beginning f the journey by exploring the intriguing episodes found in St. John 1: 19-51.

September 8, 2018 – Saturday
THE MOTHER OF THE HOUR NOT YET COME
Do what he tells you – Only the Waiters knew

The invitation found in the writings of Pope Francis invites us to listen to the poor.  The poor are our teachers in the ways of that faith that makes justice.  The Mother of Jesus hears the plight of the poor.  He realizes what she knows.  Such a request hastens the Hour of his self-giving death, resurrection, and home-coming.  We will explore the wedding feast of Cana from the perspective of the waiters whose privilege it is to serve the best wine last.  As waiters and servants of the Word made Flesh we are called to the wine of Hope. 

November 17, 2018 – Saturday
TEMPLE DISRUPTION AS POLITICAL ACT OF RESISTANCE
Revisiting the Palm Sunday Event – The Lord Comes to the Temple

We consider the so-called Palm Sunday event from the perspective of Abraham Heschel’s critique of formalized religion.  The Author of St. John’s Gospel places the cleansing of the Temple at the beginning of the ministry of Jesus (John 2: 13-25).  The Author’s approach helps us to understand the opposition to Jesus on the part of religious and political authorities.  The prophetic gesture of Jesus in cleansing the Temple finds its roots deep the biblical Traditions of the Hebrew Scriptures.  We will trace that root uncovering the significance of this rather bold action of Jesus.

To Register with Mercy Center Auburn click here.

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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

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Sponsored by Tri-Valley Center
Livermore, CA

Interfaith Peace Project Sacred Visit
Tri-Valley Sikh Center (Sikh Temple)
Dublin Civic Center (Temporary Sikh Temple Location)
100 Civic Plaza,
Dublin, CA 94568
May 27, 2018
 
The services/Kirtan on 27th will be at Dublin Civic Center, and is between 11.30 and 1.00 PM.
The Mayor of City of Dublin  will visit the Congregation that day, about 12.30 PM or so.
 
For questions, please contact Leah Grace at  925-337-3708 or via email at [email protected]
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

Private Family Retreat

May 25 – 28, 2018
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
 

Spirituality in Our Times

May 29, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 
Fr. Tom Bonacci and Melissa Granchi host dialogues about emerging ideas in our culture and connect them to spirituality.
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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

RE-ENCHANTING THE WORLD:
SACRED ACTIVISM FOR THE EARTH & HER CRITTERS

Presentation & workshop Orchestrated by Kristal Parks, MA

Friday evening, June 1, 2018
6:00 pm – Doors open
Light refreshments/supper served
6:30pm – Program Begins
8:30pm Program Concludes

Saturday June 2, 2018
9:00 Light Breakfast Served
(Local and Retreat Guests)
10:00am Program Begins
11:30-12:00 Body/Snack Break
(Light Snacks Served)
1:30 Program Concludes

Space is limited
RSVP Required to Melissa Granchi
Cell 916-743-6556
Land 209-296-2109
[email protected]

Kristal Parks, M.A., speaker, sacred activist, nature mystic, author, biologist, environmentalist, elephant conservationist and visionary, will share anecdotes, amazing stories and profound lessons gleaned from decades of activism in various justice movements. For example: how majestic elephants are highly evolved and have a sense of humor and deep tenderness; or when incarcerated for peace actions, Kristal learned that racial reconciliation and true oneness can happen when we take on the suffering of the other; and how being awed by a blade of grass inspired her to do nonviolent direct actions on Earth’s behalf. For more information on Kristal Parks Presentation, click here.

If you’re unable to see Kristal in Pine Grove, please attend the First Mennonite Church of San Francisco on June 3rd at 9:30am for their Sunday service and talk with Kristal.
 
Address:  290 Dolores St @16th San Francisco, CA
(Shared building with Congregation Sha’ar Zahav)
 
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Tri-Valley Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Muslim Community Center
6724 West Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA

RSVP Required – See Flyer Below


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THE MARY MAGDALENE SERIES
MOST HOLY REDEEMER
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

THREE SATURDAY MORNINGS
10:00 am to 12 noon

A three week series exploring the Mary Magdalene as the Faithful Disciple of Jesus who was empowered by her Risen Lord to be the Apostle to the Apostles. Mary Magdalene continues to inspire us as we seek be faithful disciples of his Risen Presence. Our three part series will explore the testimony of the Four Gospels and the Early Church Traditions.

JUNE 9, 2018
THE TERRIBLE CONFUSION
DISCOVERING THE TRUE IDENTITY OF MARY MAGDALENE

JULY 7, 2018
THE FAITHFUL COMPANION
THE PROFILE OF MARY MAGDALENE ACCORDING TO MARK, MATTHEW AND LUKE

AUGUST 4, 2018
THE APOSTLE TO THE APOSTLES
THE EVANGELICAL EMPOWERMENT OF MARY MAGDALENE ACCORDING TO JOHN

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
[email protected]

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

TRI-VALLEY – LIVERMORE / ANTIOCH, CA / EVERGREEN – PINE GROVE, CA
interfaithpeaceproject.org

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

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The Mindful Living Club & The Center of Spiritual Cultivation
Roosmoor Event Center: Echo Room
1001 Stanley Dollar Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Sunday, June 10, 2018
10:30 Am to 12:00 Noon

“Whatever Happened to the Common Good?

 

The notion of the “common good” has both religious and secular roots going back to Catholic social teaching, the Protestant social gospel, Judaism, Islam and the American Constitution itself, which says the government should promote “the general welfare”.

At the heart of the common good is the value of “sharing” and caring about our neighbor for the betterment of all. Have we lost this moral standard and traded it in for pure selfishness? Can we re-establish a commitment to the “common good”?

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Intersectional Ministry Workshop
Tuesday June 12, 2018 10am-2:00pm
Sh’ar ZaHav
290 Dolores Street
San Francisco 94103

Presented by the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations

 

The Coalition of Welcoming Congregations (CWC), a program of The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS), is offering four separate Spring 2018 workshops for our member congregations to explore one or more of these issues relating to intersectional ministry: racial justice, immigration, and trans inclusion. All workshops will take place from 10am to 2pm and a vegetarian lunch will be provided.

 

 

For more information, contact Rowan [email protected]@SES.PSR.EDU

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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA

Interfaith Visioning: Personal and Collective Practices
A One day retreat with Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

June 16, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Donations Accepted for The Interfaith Peace Project

Please contact Melissa for more details:
[email protected] or
916-743-6556

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AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PRESENTATION

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

A FOUR-PART SERIES
Behold! I saw the Lamb!
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PART I
June 20, 2018

THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF REVELATION
THE INAUGURAL EXPERIENCE OF THE COSMIC CHRIST
THE SEER ADDRESSES THE CHURCHES

PART II
June 27, 2018

THE VISION OF HEAVEN AND THE NIGHTMARE

PART III
July 11, 2018

THE GREAT CYCLES

PART IV
July 18, 2018

BEHOLD I SAW THE NEW JERUSALEM

PART V
August 1, 2018

PART VI
August 8, 2018

 

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
640 BAILEY ROAD #301
PITTSBURG, CA 94565

(925) 787-9279
interfaithpeaceproject.org
[email protected]

CREATING PEACE THROUGH INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING
 The Interfaith Peace Project is a 501©(3) non-profit, tax deductible organization

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Chaplaincy Institute
Antioch Center
Antioch, CA

Interfaith

June 22, 2018
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Families Belong Together Rallies

Dublin:   
11 a.m.-12noon  City Hall Amphitheater
Pleasanton:1-2 p.m. Delucchi Park, 4501 First St.
Livermore:2-3 p.m. Flagpole Downtown at First and Livermore Ave. 
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Oakland Private Program
 

Musings on the Gospel of Luke
Sunday, July 1, 2018
12:00 – 2:00 pm
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St. Mary’s Epicopal Church
9085 Calvin Rd
Sacramento, CA

The Apology to Eve
July 6 2018, August 10, October 12, 2018
10:30 – 12:00

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
1315 Lomitas Ave
Livermore, CA

Interfaith Interconnect of the Tri-Valley

Religion Chat

July 11, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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Private Program
Middletown, CA

The Book of Revelation

July 11, 18, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT CENTER
4517 BUCKEYE COURT
ANTIOCH, CA 94531

The Defusing Hatred Program
Presented by The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa Couny

Learn nonviolent communication skills in a safe environment and develop tools for
responding to uneasy situations and hate speech.

Wednesday, July 18th at 12:30 pm

The Interfaith Peace Project
4517 Buckeye Ct.,
Antioch, CA

 

Please RSVP to Will at [email protected].

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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES

SUMMER 2018
JULY 20, 21, 22, 2018

A WEEKEND RETREAT INSPIRED BY THE WRITINGS AND WISDOM OF
POPE FRANCIS, THE BISHOP OF ROME

THE JOY OF LOVE

Our Weekend Retreat for Married, Couples is inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).  Pope Francis faces some of the most complex and perplexing issues facing families and society.  He proposes a Church that “walks with people” as together we discern what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as people of mercy and understanding.  The core of our Retreat is based on the powerful and beautiful Chapter Four in which Pope Francis meditates on the beloved Scriptural text I Corinthians 13: 1-13.  Through prayer, study, quiet time, sharing and Liturgy, we will rededicate ourselves and our love for the well-being and blessings of one another and all the World.    

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  Private Salvatorian Retreat for Lay & Religious
Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center

July 23-27, 2018

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Interfaith Peace Projcct

Re-Dedication of the Antioch Center

July 28, 2018
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Livermore, CA

Immigration Forum
Families Belong Together

July 29, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Walnut Creek, CA

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Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA

Interfaith Climate Action Network Gathering:
Caring for our Common Home,
An Informal Conversation about Faith and Climate Chaos

August 2nd, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Informal discussion with Father Tom Bonacci, Executive Director of the Interfaith Peace Project.  Father Tom will give a presentation on the Pope’s continued efforts to address the climate urgency and connect those causing the harm and who it most effects. Then we will have time for sharing by those in attendance. (If able, bring a snack to share.)

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St. Theresa and St. Joeseph Schools Staff Retreat Day

Rejoice and Be Glad

August 14, 2018

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Interfaith Peace Project – Evergreen
Pine Grove, CA

Spirituality in Our Times

August 18, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Unity Center
Brentwood, CA

August 19, 2018

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St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church
7200 Auburn-Folsom Road
Granite Bay, CA

Islam

August 30, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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St. John’s Retirement Village
Woodland, CA

What Happens After We Die? –  Panel

August 31, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
8700 Bradshaw Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
 (916) 647-4538

REFLECTIONS ON THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE
MY SOUL MAGNIFIES THE LORD

Our four-part study of the Gospel of St. Luke will introduce us to some of the most touching aspects of the Third Gospel.  As we follow after Jesus, we will realize how profound is the call to discipleship.  Jesus empowers us to be “filled with Spirit” as he teaches us to pray with childlike simplicity and boldness of heart.

THREE TUESDAYS – September 4, 11 and 25
ONE MONDAY – October 1, 2018
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

TUESDAY
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

GOING UP TO THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD

The Gospel of Luke begins in the Temple of Jerusalem and ends in the Acts of Apostles with Paul under house arrest in Rome (awaiting execution).  This timeframe provides the context for the work of the Spirit of God manifest in the person and work of Jesus and his First Apostles.  As our reflections begin, we go up to the Temple which is no less than the depth of our hearts.  We go up to Jerusalem to remember the deeds of God from long ago and listen to the Word of God in the present moment as we seek to be the Word of God for others. 

TUESDAY
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

FILLED WITH SPIRIT

Luke 3: 21-22 narrates the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptizer.  Unique to Luke is the reference to Jesus “being in prayer.”  Luke portrays Jesus “at prayer” as Jesus joins the Baptizer’s Movement bringing to it a new twist.  Filled with Spirit, Jesus will emerge in Galilee as a force for reconciliation and peace-making.  As we shall see, the Spirit incites inspiration and courage not conformity and rigidity.  St. Luke’s Gospel is indeed the Gospel of the Holy Spirit.  We will “search the Scripture” with Jesus in the Synagogue at Nazareth as we study and ponder Luke 4:  16-30.

TUESDAY
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

ABBA — FATHER

We will now explore Jesus’ experience of God as loving Parent (Abba-Father).  Prayer, from this perspective, is the dialogue a child experiences in the arms of their parents.  It is a matter of intimacy and endearment.  Thus, the beauty of God around us becomes the purpose and the calling within us.  The cosmic intimacy with the God who is our loving Parent realizes itself in the practical practice of discipleship exemplified in the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem.  We will conclude our reflections with the prayer of Jesus on the Cross.  Luke 23: 46 is unique to Luke.  The cry of Jesus is, in a real sense, his greatest and most endearing prayer. 

MONDAY
OCTOBER 1, 2018
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

THE EMMAUS HOUSE

The Resurrection Narratives of Jesus in the New Testament are quite varied and diverse reflecting the depth of the Resurrection for the budding Church Communities.  Unlike the robust athletic risen Jesus of Western Art and imagination, the Eastern and Biblical portrayals offer a Risen Jesus who identifies with and is manifested in the wandering, confused, and heartbroken of the World.  In this sense, the Resurrection of the Christ is the radical extension of the Incarnation of the Word into the unfolding of all that is and will be.  No Resurrection Episode illustrates this more than the beautiful story of the Emmaus Road (Luke 24: 13-35).  We will find Jesus in the Emmaus House of our hearts.

Presenter

Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
6520 Van Maren Lane
Citrus Heights, CA  95621

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Christ the King Passionsit Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Bereavement Retreat

Experience hope, healing and support through reflections, prayer and sharing and let your memories lift your heart.

Presented by Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP

Friday, September 7, 2018
9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Concludes with Mass

$40 includes Lunch

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Interfaith Peace Project Tri-Valley
Livermore, CA

INTERFAITH & PRACTICE
EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS

On Sept. 8-9th from 9am-4pm, IPP Tri-Valley is hosting an Interfaith Workshop, “Interfaith & Practice” facilitated by Rev. Jenifer Ingerman Miller.  This 2-day workshop is for clergy, chaplains and professional caregivers who desire a hands-on introduction to practical and applicable methods of care that directly translate into their work.

 

To Register:
Click here or go to
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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Men’s Recovery Retreat

We will look at which spiritual principles (the Twelve Steps) underpin our new ‘way of living’ and how those principles can, indeed, ‘solve all my problems’.

Facilitator: Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP

September 14 – 16, 2018

Cost: $215 per person

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St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
1055 South Lower Sacramento
Lodi, CA 95242

The Infants: Christ, Buddha and Mohammed

September 19, 26, 2018
October 10, 17
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Sacramento, CA

September 19, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Being Mortal:
Leaving a Legacy
Studies in the Farewell Discourses of St. John’s Gospel

We will explore chapters 13-17 of the Gospel of St. John as we discover certain important texts uncovering the legacy Jesus passed on to his faithful disciples.  Chapters 13-17 of the Gospel of St. John are known as the Farewell Discourses of Jesus.  In these touching and powerful verses, Jesus blesses his followers as Moses did in the Book of Deuteronomy.  Our survey will highlight those texts that have the power to remind us today of what it means to live a life in Christ where everyone is invited to experience the transforming love and peace that can only come from the Spirit of God.  This peace and love are found in the words of Scripture, the poems of the human heart, the longings of the human soul, and most surprising and unlikely places and persons.  Indeed, this Spirit goes where it pleases (John 3:8).

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DEACON COUPLES’ RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 23, 2018
DIOCESE OF LAS VEGAS

ON THE ROAD WITH JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE
SPIRITUAL GUIDELINES AND TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE
LONG AND WINDING ROAD OF LIFE

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Interfaith Interconnect Peace Day Picnic
Saturday September 22, 2018
Pavilion at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1501 Hillcrest
Livermore.  CA

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Dioces of Reno Priest Retreat
Winnimuca, NV

October 3, 2018

Gaudete et Exultate

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St. Joseph Church
Fremont, CA

EVIL AND SUFFERING AND THE GOD OF LOVE

This is a four-week biblical and theological study of the problem of evil.  We will explore the age-old problem of how to reconcile a God of love with the reality of evil.  While no one has ever succeeded in answering this perplexing question, the exploration affords us to opportunity to engage our own beliefs and understandings as we help others cope with pain, suffering, loss and ambiguity.  Our series concludes on a note of hope as are challenged by the self-giving example of so many people who live their lives for the sake of others.

Four Monday Nights
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

October 8, 2018
THE PROBLEM
THE ORIGINS OF EVIL

October 15, 2018
JUSTICE, MERCY, AND VICARIOUS SUFFERING
BEYOND THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL

October 22, 2018
THE DEMONIC FORCES
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE MYSTERY OF AFTERLIFE

October 29, 2018
SOUL-MAKING
ETERNAL LIFE REVISITED

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project

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THE BRENTWOOD FALL SERIES

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
A HOME-BASE PROGRAM

REFLECTIONS ON MARY MAGDALENE
Her Prophetic Voice Rising in Our Time

THREE THURSDAY EVENINGS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

OCTOBER 11, 2018

A Canonical Exploration of the First Apostle
The Synoptic Tradition and Witness
The Witness of the Fourth Gospel

OCTOBER 18, 2018

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene as Teacher and Healer
The Witness of the Early Christian Traditions

OCTOBER 25, 2018

The Apostle to the Apostles
Re-reading Luke 7: 36-49
The Anointer of Us All

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

(925) 787-9279

interfaithpeaceproject.org
[email protected]

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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Caregivers Retreat

Through reflections, sharing, rituals of healing, and peaceful quiet we offer an opportunity for Caregivers to be cared for.

Concludes with the Eucharist.

Facilitators: Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP and Fr. Giltus Mathias, CP

Friday, October 19, 2018
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $40 per person, includes lunch

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Patterson, CA

Daughters of Holy Spirit Members and Associates Family Assembly

October 20, 2018
8:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Evergreen Center
Pine Grove, CA
 
 

Rumi is greatly appreciated in the West, but few understand the depth of his spiritual and cultural context and of the Persian language or know the many layers of meaning that have been lost in translations. It will be difficult to grasp Rumi’s poetry without understanding his mystical language and background. Rumi’s poetry is an invaluable map of the heart and the spiritual realm.

In this talk, Pouria will share some of the main themes Rumi was particularly grappling with which he shared with us through his poetry and work as a map for this sacred journey.

Pouria Montazeri—- website: www.footprintsofrumi.com

Here’s latest video interview with Rick Hanson, PhD: https://youtu.be/mku8eTJDMQ4

Here’s an article he wrote last year entitled, “Rumi Was Once a Twelve-Year Old Refugee

A recent radio interview on “What Rumi Really Said About Prayer

and another one entitled, “Rumi on Life and Death

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions
Toronto, Canada

November 1 – 7, 2018

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St. John of God
San Francisco, CA

THE BIRTH OF JESUS IN OUR TIME

Our four-part series on the Birth of Jesus will be more than simply an exploration of the celebrated texts related to the Christmas Season.  These core texts will provide the framework for probing the meaning of Jesus and the Christ-event in our everyday lives as human beings and disciples of Jesus.  The birth stories of great persons are legendary inspiring us to great transformation of thought, heart, and life.  The Story of Old is forever new and we are responsible, as disciples of Jesus, to discover the call to justice inherent in that story.  What day is not Christmas Day?

Four Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

November 29, December 13, December 27, 2018, and January 10, 2019

November 29, 2018

WHAT IS THE TRUE DATE OF CHRISTMAS?
WHEN CAESAR AUGUSTUS WAS EMPEROR …

December 13, 2018

IS CHRISTMAS PAGAN?
BEHOLD THE STAR AT ITS RISING

 December 27, 2018

IS CHRISTMAS A HOLY DAY OR A HOLIDAY?
I BRING YOU GLAD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY

 JANUARY 10, 2019

WHERE WAS JESUS BORN?
AND YOU, O BETHLEHEM AND BY NO MEANS LEAST

 

Each session is independent of one another.  All are welcome as the emphasis explores the universal significant of the Birth of Jesus for the World.  Various religious, theological, and secular interpretations only serve to enhance the significant of the birth as an event in human history.

 

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
interfaithpeaceproject.org

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St. Joseph Catholic Church
1162 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

WALKING WITH JESUS ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES
INSIGHTS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE

In this Season of Advent, we rededicate ourselves to giving birth to Jesus in everything we say and do.  Our Parish Advent Mission Retreat celebrates, in a joyful way, what it means to have Jesus walk with us in all the affairs of our everyday lives. We will take our inspiration from the Gospel of St. Luke paying close attention to the Birth of Jesus proclaimed in Luke 1 and 2. While the Mission has a common theme, each part stands alone so individuals are free and welcome to attend and participate as their schedules permit.  The morning and evening sessions are different offering a variety of approaches.

MONDAY
DECEMBER 3, 2018
MISSION EVENING

THE JOURNEY OF THE HEART – WALKING WITH JESUS
FIRST REFLECTION
BLESSED ARE YOU TO BELIEVE
THE CHALLENGE OF ELIZABETH TO HOLY MARY
MY SOUL IS PRAISING
(THE SONG OF MARY)
LUKE 1: 39-56

SECOND REFLECTION
LUKE 2: 1-21
THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS
(THE RADICAL BAPTISM OF JESUS – ONE WHO JOURNEYS WITH US)

TUESDAY
DECEMBER 4, 2018
MISSION EVENING

THE GOSPEL OF THE CHURCH
(THE COMMUNITY BORN IN THE HEART OF JESUS)

FIRST REFLECTION
ANNOUNCING GLAD TIDINGS TO THE POOR
LUKE 4: 16-21

SECOND REFLECTION
MUSINGS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE “MANGER” THAT IS THE CHURCH
REFLECTIONS LUKE 7: 1-10

WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 5, 2018
MISSION EVENING

WHY DOES JESUS EAT WITH “SUCH” PEOPLE?

FIRST REFLECTION
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO SUPPER?
PROVERBS 9: 1-6
(FROM THE MANGER TO EMMAUS)
WISDOM’S FEAST

SECOND REFLECTION
WE HAD TO CELEBRATE!
(A MATTER OF CELEBRATING “UNBOUNDED” LOVE)
REFLECTIONS ON LUKE 15: 1-32

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THE MORNING SCHEDULE

 THE MORNING MASS
FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS

THREE PRESENTATIONS ON THE LETTER OF POPE FRANCIS
REJOICE AND BE GLAD
ON HOLINESS

Rejoice and Be Glad is an Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis addressed to people of god will everywhere.  Typically, the Letter is clear and offers many practical insights to following Jesus in our World today.  Our three-part morning program will highlight the most important parts of the Letter from a biblical viewpoint.

The morning program differs from the evening program and participants are welcome to attend one or more of these sessions as their schedule permits.  Each session, morning and evening, is a program in itself.

MONDAY DECEMBER 3, 2018
HOLINESS IS FOR EVERYONE EVERYWHERE
ON BEING YOURSELF

TUESDAY DECEMBER 4, 2018
THE OBSTACLES TO HOLINESS
REMOVING THE OBSTACLES

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4, 2018
THE BEATITUDES AND THE SIGNS OF HOLINESS
PATHWAYS TO HOLINESS

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
(925) 787-9279
[email protected]
interfaithpeaceproject.org

 

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THE ST. TERESA OF AVILA / MERCY CENTER ADVENT MISSION RETREAT
Auburn, CA

 DECEMBER 10, 11, 12, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 THIS VERY DAY – YOUR SAVIOR IS BORN

 We celebrate and commemorate Christmas and the Great Feasts of the Church seasonally as the rhythm of life and Nature unfold.  Our Retreat / Mission will explore the daily significance of what we celebrate occasionally.  Every day we wait for the coming of Jesus.  Each and every moment, we birth him in all we say and do.  Not a day goes by when we do not have the opportunity to encounter his presence in the most familiar and unlikely situations, persons, and places.  As we ponder the time-honored Narratives of his Birth, we dedicate ourselves anew to follow after Jesus in all the affairs of our lives.     

 EVENING PROGRAM

St. Teresa of Avila Church, Auburn, CA

DECEMBER 10, 2018
7:00 to 8:30 pm

THE LONGING OF ADVENT
OLD ENDINGS ARE BUT NEW BEGINNINGS
“I AM WITH ALWAYS EVEN TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!”

  

St. Teresa of Avila, Auburn, CA

DECEMBER 11, 2018
7:00 to 8:30 pm

THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS
COME TO FEAST
MARY PLACED HIM IN A MANGER
“I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME TO EAT!

 

 Mercy Center, Auburn, CA

DECEMBER 12, 2018
7:00 to 8:30 pm

THE SPLENDOR OF EPIPHANY
THE MAGI CAME BEARING GIFTS
“GO AND SELL EVERYTHING YOU HAVE, THEN FOLLOW ME!”

MORNING PROGRAM

December 10, 2018
8:30 to 11:00 am

 Mass
Refreshments

Reflections on Rejoice and Be Glad by Pope Francis – Part 1
The Apostolic Letter on Holiness

December 11, 2018
8:30 to 11:00 am

Mass
Refreshments

Reflections on Rejoice and Be Glad by Pope Francis – Part 2
Some Practical Suggestions

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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Advent Day of Prayer
‘For Unto Us A Child Is Born’

Facilitators: Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP and Fr. Giltus Mathias, CP

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Cost: $40 per person, includes lunch

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Annual New Year World Peace Meditation
New Year’s Eve morning,
Monday, December 31st – 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM
Our home will be open beginning at 3:45 AM
Participate in the most comprehensive prayer activity in history – a planetary co-creative process designed to promote peace, healing, love, forgiveness, and understanding. Join us in holy meditation as we gather together with others from every country and nation, every belief system, religion, and philosophy from all over the world and continue this tradition that was first observed in 1986.
 
Monthly World Peace Meditation (twice monthly)
New Moon, Full Moon 5-6:00 am